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  • Explorers Make Pancakes!

    Pancake making is one of the most popular activities in the Explorer programme but do you know why its called Pancake Day?


    Shrove Tuesday, also referred to as Pancake Day, is a celebration that's observed the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Christian observance of Lent, a 40-day period of abstinence that precedes Easter. 


    Throughout the centuries it's become tradition for people to eat pancakes to mark the beginning of Lent so as to use up ingredients that wouldn't be allowed to eat during the 40-day period, which is how Pancake Day obtained its name. 


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